Project Description: NPC conducted the statewide evaluation of Oregon’s Measure 57 drug court program. Measure 57 specifies the conditions under which persons convicted of drug and property crimes receive increased terms of imprisonment. Judges set minimum sentences, and treatment is provided to offenders. The study consisted of interviews with offenders, visits to sites implementing a grant-funded Measure 57 drug court program, an analysis of administrative record data, and a cost study. The results of the evaluation provided insight into offenders’ experience in the drug court program, as well as information regarding the cost of the program and its effectiveness in reducing recidivism.
Funding Source: State of Oregon, Department of Criminal Justice
Start Date: December 2011
Eric Einspruch, Ph.D.
Megan Redfield, M.Ed.
Reports and Publications:
Einspruch, E. L., Jarvis, K. L., Waller, M. S., Mackin, J. R., & Carey, S. M. (March 2015)
Randomized Controlled Trial of Measure 57 Intensive Drug Court for Medium- to High-Risk Property Offenders: Process, Interviews, Costs, and Outcomes
Portland, OR: NPC Research
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